Why It’s Easier to Save for a Trip Than For an Emergency Fund

One of the things I’ve been pondering since I got back from my recent trip across the country to FinCon15 is why it was so easy for me to save for that trip. I socked money away for that trip for almost a year without much thought or effort. Every time I got paid from […]

2 Major Ways to Prepare for the Unexpected

This post is part of the TermLifeInsurance.com blog tour, which helps spread awareness of the importance of providing financial security for your family. September is Life Insurance Awareness month, so learn more with LifeHappens.org and how life insurance can protect your family and your finances. Life is messy. It definitely doesn’t go in a straight line from […]

World War on Debt

Sorry for the delay in posting this week. We were having some technical difficulties earlier this week. The other day I was adding up some numbers to do a mid-month budget check and I was surprised to see my numbers. Subconsciously I knew that I had overspent (once again) in my entertainment/eating out category, but […]

Stealing from Your Emergency Fund

I have a confession: I break the most basic, cardinal rule of the Emergency Fund about once a month. I steal money from my emergency fund for something that many would not consider a true “emergency”, to help balance out my cashflow. It’s not that I’m in the red at the end of each month. On […]